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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
Nan - Xray - Nan - Fox


SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 25 May 1942 by the Quincy Adams Yacht Yard Inc., Quincy, MA
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Commissioned PC-749, 27 October 1942
  • Reclassified SC-749 in April 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 20 March 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission 30 April 1948
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 95 t.
  • Length 110' 10"
  • Beam 17'
  • Draft 6' 6" (fl)
  • Speed 15.6 kts.
  • Complement 28
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, one/two twin mount .50 cal. machine gun(s), two/three depth charge projector "K Guns", 14 depth charges with six single release chocks and two sets Mk20 Mousetrap rails with four 7.2 projectiles
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-749 55k Alan Ross
    SC-749 93k
    SC-749 110k c. 1944
    Milne Bay, New Guinea
    SC-731, SC-749, SC-648 and SC-637 nested together alongside their tender

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-749
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